I HEART POETRY AND DAY DRINKING: LATASHA N. NEVADA DIGGS AND ISHION HUTCHINSON

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 2:00pm—4:00pm

LAXART

What better time for poetry than Saturday afternoon? Laundry can wait. Home Depot is open until at least 10. And what’s another twenty miles without that oil change? Join us for midday booze and verse. The second installment of I Heart Poetry and Day Drinking features LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs and Ishion Hutchinson, two award-winning poets whose work overlaps at the Caribbean. Diggs' language is a mesh of pidgins, patois, and dialects; a global and syntactical leap frogging the upshot of which is a linguistic "twerking" (which her first volume is titled). Hutchinson's poems are vignettes that, all totaled, are a return to his native Jamaica. Rather than physical, the return home entails contextualizing memories of events, people, and places such that biographical remnants, in all their post-colonial particularity, can take on the proportion of Greek mythology.

This event is free and first come first served.